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Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 10-08-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By Stargirl
Thanks!

Thanks everyone!

I do have access to both sides of the skin and am planning to use buck rivets (as opposed to Olympic or pop). I guess I missed the memo on needing the powered rivet tool though...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 10-07-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Patches!

Well the trailer is finally ready to earn its name! This weekend I got to visit my friend's metal shop and get my star patches cut out with a laser. And let me tell you...his shop is an Airstreamer's...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 09-09-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
I'm back!

After literally not having touched the trailer for two months (:eek:) I had a very productive weekend! I installed both of my new MaxxFan Deluxe fans!! And it went so smoothly! You can read my whole...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 09-09-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By Stargirl
Mo problems

I have uncovered more window issues and mysteries...

I have noticed that of my two larger curb side windows, one closes very nicely, flush to the trailer, and one likes to stick out about three...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 09-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Stargirl
An update

Just to update...I finally did the install this weekend! It went so quickly! I only installed the exterior portion of the fan (just not the last interior framing) because my Airstream is currently...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-26-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 113,024
Posted By Stargirl
Thank you for the info! I am planning on...

Thank you for the info!

I am planning on keeping the skylight the same size. I do not have a wide body trailer. I will certainly reach out to Maxim and see what they think.

I'll update you...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-23-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 113,024
Posted By Stargirl
rounded vs square corners

Thanks so much for the advice everyone!

I'm still concerned (or maybe just confused) about the shape of the skylight and how that works with the shape of my current vent curb. Maxim skylights...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-25-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 113,024
Posted By Stargirl
Awesome thank you so much! Does the skylight end...

Awesome thank you so much! Does the skylight end up needing to be installed/sealed then on top of the rivet line of the roof curb? Or do you size up enough so that the skylight sits completely...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-24-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 113,024
Posted By Stargirl
Photos

Here are some photos I had on my phone that show the vent hole and the original vent frame shape (the picture is of one of the smaller fans but the frame shape for the large vent is the same).
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-23-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 113,024
Posted By Stargirl
Curved vent holes

Hello!

I have a 1968 Overlander with curved holes/vents. I'd like to replace the center, longer vent (14"x25") with a maxim skylight. I've seen some other 60's trailers use the VTS lexan skylight...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-22-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Stargirl
Thanks for the feedback! Sounds like I'll plan to...

Thanks for the feedback! Sounds like I'll plan to do some sort of aluminum reinforcement for the fans.

Greatleys - I read your blog post. Looks great! How has your lexan lid been working out as a...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-19-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Stargirl
Trimming and reinforcing curved vent holes - MaxxAir installation in 1968 Airstream

Hello!

I'm super excited to be installing two Maxxair fans in my 1968 Overlander. Two concerns:

1. What is the best way to go about trimming the corners of the curved vent holes so it will fit...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By Stargirl
Hi rowdy, I have a 1968 overlander and am...

Hi rowdy,

I have a 1968 overlander and am also trying to finalize the layout before moving forward. Did you go forward with this design? My current plan looks pretty similar. Were you converting...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 07-09-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Goo Gone!

The goo is gone on all the vent holes! The method I used was:

1. scrape/pull any of the sealant off that I could
2. hit it with a wire brush drill attachment
3. now that it's warm and...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 06-25-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Sealant removal, exterior patches, and ceiling vents/fans

I'm alive! I just haven't touched the Airstream in longer than I'd like to admit.

I am seriously having trouble getting the sealant off of the roof from the vents. Goo gone, paint thinner,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-25-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,816
Posted By Stargirl
Solar Panels

I am definitely going to wire for solar panels (even if I can't actually afford them for a few years). I haven't decided if my best option is going to be the panels on the roof though. It seems it...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-23-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,816
Posted By Stargirl
Vent installation in a full monty

Hi all!

I am puzzled about the "correct" order of installing my vents. I'm doing a full monty and have the interior walls and electric completely out. I don't want to begin installing insulation...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 05-21-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,787
Posted By Stargirl
Vent installation in a full monty

Hi all!

I am puzzled about the "correct" order of installing my vents. I'm doing a full monty and have the interior walls and electric completely out. I don't want to begin installing insulation...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 05-18-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,622
Posted By Stargirl
Order of vent/interior wall installation

Hello!

Thank you so much for this SUPER helpful thread - it made removing my vents so much easier than it would have otherwise been. I'm doing a full monty and have the interior walls and electric...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 05-03-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Wow ok thanks everyone for the speedy feedback!...

Wow ok thanks everyone for the speedy feedback! Here are a few pictures I have on my phone for axle reference.
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 05-03-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Axles

Thanks for the pictures and advice everyone!

David (and others) - new axles are something I've been wavering on. I know almost everyone doing a full gut job gets their axles replaced. When I was...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 05-01-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Removing Vents and Sussing Out a Floor Plan

I'm alive and working. I got all three ceiling vents out this past weekend thanks to the rivet removal tool from VTS. My method of getting to them was NOT OSHA (or mother) approved, but worked like a...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-16-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By Stargirl
Tank Holding Compartments over the Axels - rear to mid bath conversion

Hello glorious folks of the forums!

I know this has been discussed, even debated, multiple times before on this forum. I know there are people out there who have converted their rear bath layout...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-10-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,589
Posted By Stargirl
VTS Rivet Guide

Hi all,

I didn't want to start an entire new thread for this, but this does also deal with exterior rivets (skin and belly pan). I made a guide for the rivets VTS sells using the info on their...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 03-20-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By Stargirl
Thanks for the diagram! It also seems that metal...

Thanks for the diagram! It also seems that metal piece at the top left has been bent towards the interior of the trailer so perhaps I can bend it back.

Here are two pictures of two windows, one...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 03-18-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
A small battle won

I have successfully removed all of the spray foam insulation! Boy did that take a minute. I also got the furnace ducting out with the help of an angle grinder and tin snips (see "1968 Furnace Ducts...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 03-18-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By Stargirl
Thank you!

Thank you so much ALUMINUMINUM for your responses! You do seem to be a window expert (as close as one could get anyways). The diagrams and pictures are especially helpful. I decided to take some...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-08-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Stargirl
Success!

Just an update for anyone reading this thread in the future...I did it! It took me way longer than it should have. And I SWEAR the ducting looked so much bigger from the ground looking up at it than...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 03-08-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By Stargirl
Leaking Corning-Philips 1968 Windows

Hello people of the forums!

I have a 1968 Airstream Overlander. The windows leak. No surprise there right? I have been doing lots of reading on how you all have gone about re-sealing these things....
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-01-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,071
Posted By Stargirl
Shower Walls

Anyone still out there on this thread? If I were to use 1/4" plywood for shower walls, could it be tiled? Or does heavy(ish) tile need more support than that?

p.s. I do know the valid concerns...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 02-26-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Thank you!

Thank you David and Dan so much for the advice and pictures!! And Joyflea - I wish I was closer to you too!

I'm looking forward to reading all of your reno threads! :)
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 02-25-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Update

Still making slow progress. I am still chipping spray foam insulation away and simultaneously prepping the frame for POR-15 with wire brushing. I have found several wasp nests (mud dauber) and more...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-24-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Stargirl
Thank you! Will be trying this today!

Thank you! Will be trying this today!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-18-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Stargirl
1968 Furnace Ducts Removal

Help! How do I remove the furnace ducts that run under the subfloor and through the oval cutouts of the frame crossmembers?? I’m working with a 1968 Airstream Overlander. The spray foam insulation...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 02-04-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Progress..?

Not much to report on for these last few weeks. I'm still slowly scraping away at the foam insulation... Very, very difficult to get it all out of those small triangles of the frame at the front of...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 01-15-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Yes! I have the full DMV history of owners (I...

Yes! I have the full DMV history of owners (I think something like 12 came before me) and the trailer has spent its whole life in Arizona and New Mexico until now. Thank goodness for deserts!
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 01-13-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Removing Spray Foam Insulation + Waterproofing

Thank you everyone for your encouragement! I find myself thinking about the forum and the posts I can add to show my progress while I'm working on the trailer. It's motivating :)

I've been working...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 12-18-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Belly Pan Adventures!

I finished removing the belly pan this weekend! NASTY JOB. Essentially the same thing as removing the interior wall panels, but on your back looking up getting rained on by nasty insulation, dirt,...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 12-18-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
An Update

I finished gutting the Airstream a few weeks ago. There were many nests and dead rodents pulled from the insulation - but I knew there would be. Boy there are a lot of rivets on an Airstream!! I took...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 12-18-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Here I am attempting to upload some images...

Here I am attempting to upload some images again...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-27-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,090
Posted By Stargirl
Seal then rivet? Rivet then seal?

Hi all,

I've been reading through all these awesome posts about patching exterior holes and am confused on the order of sealing and riveting. Seems to me I:

1. get alclad aluminum for cutting...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-21-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,398
Posted By Stargirl
Seal then rivet? Rivet then seal?

Hi all,

I've been reading through all these awesome posts about patching exterior holes and am confused on the order of sealing and riveting. Seems to me I:

1. get alclad aluminum for cutting...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 11-10-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
@davidsonoverlander After the book! It was my...

@davidsonoverlander After the book! It was my favorite when I was younger and I’m patching all the exterior holes with stars :)

Thanks so much everyone else for the encouraging words! Will try to...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 11-09-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,758
Posted By Stargirl
Stargirl the Airstream - 1968 Overlander Overhaul!

I purchased a 1968 Airstream Overlander in February of 2018 with the plan of moving in immediately. I had no Airstream knowledge, no restoration/handyman/general construction skills, and worst of...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-31-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,488
Posted By Stargirl
Old Thread, New Problem

Hi all!

I have two original 40# aluminum tanks from my 1968 Overlander. Been on the phone with about half a dozen propane suppliers and have visited two in person. They all think I'm crazy when I...
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